Holden Lane Primary School believe that physical activity and school sport are a vital part of school life and ultimately our children’s future well-being. It is therefore our intent to provide an inclusive, broad and balanced PE curriculum that ensures that ALL children will benefit, whether through enhancing existing skills, learning new skills or being introduced to new sports, clubs, teams and organisations. Every child is given the opportunity to demonstrate personal qualities including: perseverance, problem solving, safety awareness and communication with others.
Our vision for Physical Education and Sport is that every child should have the opportunity to become more physically confident and competent. We hope that, through all the sporting opportunities and physical activity we offer, the children will develop a love and passion for sport and continue this into their later lives.
It is our aim to ensure that children understand the importance of leading a healthy lifestyle and to equip them with the tools to do so through health and well-being education. Children are educated on what constitutes a healthy, balanced diet and lifestyle.
We aim to provide a minimum of 60 minutes of fun, engaging and active PE lessons every week, alongside at least 30 minutes of high-quality physical activity a day for each child. We facilitate active playtimes and lunchtimes and a wide range of clubs.
Great emphasis is placed upon additional sporting opportunities beyond the lesson within after-school clubs, inter-class and inter-school competitions and festivals, as well as supporting the local clubs within the school’s geographical area.
Beyond merely a subject, we believe that participating in physical activity is a key element of developing a school in which pupils are proud of the community in which they belong. We believe that this links directly with our school’s vision and values and is another way in which we can positively engage with our local community and become active citizens within it.